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mikew

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300% Increase In Card Capacity For $50
« on: April 24, 2006, 04:50:59 am »
Has anyone tried the Swelldisk at swelldisk.com they claim that it works on the Zaurus as shown below. Not cheap but a lot cheaper than buying a larger CF or SD card.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for insterested in our product. For your device, we recommend the SwellDisk 300% Edition. It will triple your memory card capacity.
 
Yes! We already have SwellDisk For Linux Mobile, it have tested on Sharp Zaurus, Motorola Phone (e680/e680i) and many other devices.
 
If you want to purchase SwellDisk 300% Edition now, we offer you only $44.99 (from $49.99).

My original question asked if it could increase internal flash capacity which they ignored.

Mike
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 05:09:09 am »
It looks like their claim about the Zaurus may be misleading.

The produce appears to target Windows Mobile devices... unless they have managed to test it on one of these SL-C6000 units that run Windows Mobile...

It is also worth noting that this is a folder/filesystem compression utility and is going to be as efficient as their ability to effectively compress your data further.

Since jffs2 in your flash compresses to start with this isn't going to give you a whole lot extra. Also if you are storing mp3/jpeg etc.etc. it is questionable if you are going to achieve that 300% compression ratio that they state... this may only be possible with text files.

Anyway the product looks like its going to be a commercial blob for Windows Mobile... not a lot of interest o Zaurus users.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2006, 05:12:46 am by iamasmith »
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